The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Director
Noah Baumbach
Writer
Noah Baumbach
Actors
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Elizabeth Marvel, Candice Bergen, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Rebecca Miller, Matthew Shear, Sigourney Weaver, Danny Flaherty, Adam David Thompson, David Cromer, James Hamilton, Josh Hamilton, Gibson Frazier, Jordan Carlos, Benjamin Thys, Lyne Renee, Sakina Jaffrey, Gayle Rankin, Michael Chernus, Cindy Cheung, Mandy Siegfried, Victor Cruz, Joel Bernstein, Jerry Matz, Germar Terrell Gardner, Mickey Sumner, Justin Winley, Kareem Williams, Carlos Jacott, Nico Baumbach, McManus Woodend, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Marquis Rodriguez, Jared Sandler, Michael Birnberg, Takako Haywood, Michelle Santiago, Jason Daunno, Teniel Humeston, Ronald Peet, Barbara Danicka, Hannah Mitchell, Greta Gerwig
Runtime
1 h 52 min
Release Date
13 October 2017
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Overview
An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
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THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)

Written and directed by Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) who, in this case, writes the type of movie I call, “A couple of days in the life of….” In this case, the three children of Harold Meyerowitz (Dustin Hoffman) – a retire Bard College art professor, who is always bitter about not being a more renowned sculptor, and a nearly lovable, but acerbic, elitist snob who almost never has a good word to say to anyone – come together over a period of several months for various family events & duties in Manhattan and Red Hook, New York (100 miles north of NYC). The children, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and Elizabeth Marvel (Matthew, Danny, and Jean) all have issues. Their issues arise from being reared by a not-at-all good, narcissistic Dad.  The kids struggle with the notion, “Is he a genius or a prick?”

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Written & directed by Noah Baumbach

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Ben Stiller & Adam Sandler supply enough subtle humor, mannerisms, along with excellent serious acting to prevent this film – and the viewer – from plummeting into depression. The story is intelligent, touching and amusing in places.

The acting is stellar, something most people don’t expect from a film with Ben Stiller & Adam Sandler.  The actors include: Harold’s recovering alcoholic but always drunk current wife Emma Thompson; the genuine Judd Hirsch as the more successful sculptor; and the speaking bluntly Candice Bergen as the second or third wife depending upon the legalities.  Finally, Grace Van Patten is fun as Danny’s daughter, Eliza – who attends Bard college – and makes provocative “hard -R” films such as “Pagina-Man.”

Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, a male, so the focus of The Meyerowitz Stories is on Danny and Matthew, there is some resolution for the two men, but no real resolution for the women in the film.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Written & directed by Noah Baumbach

Movie Details

Director
Noah Baumbach
Writer
Noah Baumbach
Actors
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Elizabeth Marvel, Candice Bergen, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Rebecca Miller, Matthew Shear, Sigourney Weaver, Danny Flaherty, Adam David Thompson, David Cromer, James Hamilton, Josh Hamilton, Gibson Frazier, Jordan Carlos, Benjamin Thys, Lyne Renee, Sakina Jaffrey, Gayle Rankin, Michael Chernus, Cindy Cheung, Mandy Siegfried, Victor Cruz, Joel Bernstein, Jerry Matz, Germar Terrell Gardner, Mickey Sumner, Justin Winley, Kareem Williams, Carlos Jacott, Nico Baumbach, McManus Woodend, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Marquis Rodriguez, Jared Sandler, Michael Birnberg, Takako Haywood, Michelle Santiago, Jason Daunno, Teniel Humeston, Ronald Peet, Barbara Danicka, Hannah Mitchell, Greta Gerwig
Runtime
1 h 52 min
Release Date
13 October 2017
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Overview
An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

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